New Delhi: Samsung Galaxy S22 FE, the next iteration in the Fan Edition line of Samsung Galaxy, may break the tradition of carrying a Snapdragon chip and instead feature a MediaTek SoC. If that happens, the Galaxy S22 FE will become the company’s first high-end model to be launched with a MediaTek processor. It is also being reported that the upcoming Galaxy S23 units sold in Asia may also ship with MediaTek SoC.
This will be the first time that Samsung will equip the high-end Galaxy S series models with MediaTek chips as the tech major has so far only considered MediaTek’s chipsets for the Galaxy A series on a limited basis.
Samsung is looking at installing MediaTek’s Application Processors (APs) in the Galaxy S22 Fan Edition (FE) model as well as the Galaxy S23, which will be launched in the second half of this year. According to a report published by Business Korea, nearly half of the Galaxy S22 FE smartphones and the Galaxy S23 smartphones sold in Asia are expected to use MediaTek’s APs.
However, it is unclear whether the South Korean handset maker will be using Qualcomm Snapdragon, Exynos and MediaTek chipsets in the three Galaxy S23 variants. The report adds that if Samsung considers using only MediaTek and Snapdragon chipsets, it would mean a blow to its proprietary Exynos processor line.
The Exynos chipset struggles to match the flagship chipsets of Qualcomm Snapdragon when it comes to power and efficiency parameters.